Carrig Brewing Company

Carrig Brewing Company, Drumshanbo: Address, Phone Number, Carrig Brewing Company Reviews: 4.5/5

Carrig Brewing Company
4.5
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We are a family run craft brewery operating from the site of the old Jam Factory in Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. We craft a range of 8 beers on site for Ireland and abroad. Our Tap Room is open to visits on Friday and Saturday afternoons. All tours must be booked in advance online via our webpage. We are an operating brewery so we cannot accommodate walk-ins!
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1-2 hours
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Jon King
4 contributions
Lucky find
Jan 2019 • Business
I have been a fan of Carrick Craft Brewery beers for a few years and it was good to meet the Brewers and see the brewery.
The beers are excellent, full of flavour and taste.
Written 23 January 2019
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Angieboomoo
Leyland, UK745 contributions
Quick visit
Sep 2017 • Couples
As we own a micro brewery back home we decided to visit a few local breweries. We turned up and there was no problem with a tour. We did not need the tasting tour and it was more us asking questions about the technical details rather than your usual tour. However we spent a good half an hour talking to the head brewer Francesco and took home a few experimental bottles to try. A great bunch of people who have done a great job with a 5BBL. Great inspiration for us. Recommend trying their beers!
Written 28 September 2017
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We were delighted to welcome you along! Yours in beer The Carrig Brewing Team
Written 8 March 2018
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daragh27
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions
Really cool local brewery
Jul 2017 • Friends
I visited the brewery, with a group of people connected with the cobblestone pub, during the Joe Mooney festival . It was organised beforehand and when we arrived everything went perfectly, despite us visiting at a very busy time. They welcomed us in their own bar, located beside the brewery, it's full of character with and really fits with the craft brewing image! We were treated to a tasting , the coalface black IPA and the pilsner were my favourite! We were then brought on a tour of the brewing facilities and everything was explained really well. It was a great tour, thanks very much!
Written 18 August 2017
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Hi Daragh. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to post such a positive review. We hope you can visit us again when next at the Joe Mooney festival. Sinéad
Written 30 August 2017
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Tenille W
Gauteng, South Africa5 contributions
Great Tour
Jul 2017 • Family
Really great tour explaining all you need and want to know about brewing your own beer! Boys had an awesome time and enjoyed the tasting even more!
Written 30 July 2017
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Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit!
Written 3 August 2017
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Thomas M
Littleton, NH5,075 contributions
Poor planning our part but .... so difficult to rate... experience wasn't great
May 2017 • Couples
During my research prior to heading over to Ireland, and based upon the Trip Advisor reviews, I earmarked a visit to this brewery. At the time I checked, the 2 Nov 2016 was the latest review, and an attempt to visit the brewery website was that it was being updated. The spread in review dates should have flagged my attention, but nothing in the reviews prepared me for this experience. First off, The Brewery is not that easy to find (no signs) Fortunately a local pointed me to "The Food Hub" which was marked, flags & all, and once we found the road it turns out the food hub is a large industrial building with various bays. Carrig Brewing is in one bay others include a distillery & Lough Allen Foods, among other tenants. When we finally met up with someone in the brewery, they knew nothing of any tours or tastings! We never saw anything that matched the photo's posted on Trip Advisor; which really looks like a microbrew tasting area. We did eventually hook up with Nick & he apologized for the confusion, but he told us that tours & tastings had to be arranged in advance. Nothing in the 6 reviews on Trip Advisor indicates this. Nick did recommend we head down to the Lough Allen Hotel, and his wife Jennifer was the bar maid there & they did have Carrig beers on tap. Their website has been updated & so if you plan to visit you can ensure a better experience by signing up & scheduling a "tour & tasting," in advance. From their website: ALL TOURS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED BY EMAIL OR TELEPHONE. Unfortunately this info wasn't available to me at the time.
Written 22 June 2017
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As we are a working brewery, pre booking is required. We are not able to facilitate walk ins. I hope you can visit us again and enjoy the experience that we offer our visitors.
Written 30 August 2017
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Lillian H
51 contributions
Make sure to visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
We visited the Carrig Brewing Company on the second day of our stay at the Lough Allen Hotel and Spa. We booked the tour before we left home and were the only two people on the tour. This tour is a not to be missed experience, very enjoyable, Mark who took us on the tour was very friendly and explained everything, the other two members of staff we were introduced to were also very friendly and welcoming. The beer tastes great.
Written 22 June 2017
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Delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit thank you.
Written 3 August 2017
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aoreilly_13
Wexford, Ireland61 contributions
Excellent local brewery
May 2017
We visited here on the last day of our holiday to partake of the tour. We were lucky as we were the only 2 booked for our time slot so we had Martin's full attention. The tour lasts about an hour ans walks you through each step of the brewing process and on through carbonation, kegging and bottling.

As this is still very much still a relatively small operation, the tour is conducted at coalface level rather than from a distance, so it feels more hands on which adds ti the experience.

For those still wondering, yes there is a chance to sample sonme of their fine product and also learn about new products coming to market.

Thanks to Martin for a very detailed and enjoyable tour. If you have the time it is worth doing.
Written 9 May 2017
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Delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you.
Written 3 August 2017
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Colm O
Galway, Ireland2 contributions
Great tour and great people
Oct 2016 • Friends
I recently visited here on a stag party and all the staff of Carrig Brewing Company couldn't have been nicer. We got a great tour of the brewery and all the staff were very willing to chat all things beer. They were also very generous in letting us sample their "product"!! Couldn't recommend this place enough.
Written 2 November 2016
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to post such a positive review. We hope you can visit us again! Sinéad
Written 30 August 2017
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n_marshall1989
Bath, UK9 contributions
Should be top of your list.
Aug 2016 • Friends
We were looking for something to do on a rainy afternoon. We were the only people on the tour which is a shame as people are missing out. The Californian head-brewer knew was so passionate and this was clear from he excitable attitude when explaining a new brew he is experimenting with. This passion is emulated by the staff. The young lad the conducted the tour was very knowledgable and great fun. Oh.... And the beer is great! Amazing value for money.
Written 15 August 2016
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We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we really appreciate you taking the time to post such a positive review. Sinéad
Written 30 August 2017
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TheGeneGenie
Belfast, UK221 contributions
Top stuff!
Jun 2016 • Couples
Many thanks to Sinead, Oisin, Daniel and all the gang at Carrig for a really enjoyable time. They were enthusiastic and informative about their brews and we left feeling like we had made friends. Sláinte guys and best of luck with the business.
See you at the RDS in September!
Written 7 June 2016
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